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    Can you clay bar windshields?

    Hello-
    Does it make sense to clay bar your windshields? I assume that clay bar the glass could be a good thing but I have not researched this approach before. What has been the experience of others and do you use the same chniques? Don't laugh at me for asking this!

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    Re: Can you clay bar windshields?

    No laughing here. Yes, you can clay the windshield. I do all my windows once a year. It gets all the crud off and makes it smooth. Don't be afraid to ask, that is what we are here for.

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    Re: Can you clay bar windshields?

    No, actually, it's a good question.

    The answer to this is yes, you certainly CAN clay a windshield. In fact, it's a good idea if you have paint overspray or bird droppings; that can cause the window to haze up, just like it does to your paint. It'll pull it up so that you can see out of it.

    Mike Phillips told our Saturday detailing class about a pool boy who came out to his house and had white paint overspray all over his windshield, and he used some clay to clean it off so that the kid could see to drive home.

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    Re: Can you clay bar windshields?

    Quote Originally Posted by bsherman3@nc.rr.com View Post
    Don't laugh at me for asking this!
    Can I laugh at the dancing banana and ...... what is that, a chili pepper???

    Yes, as Kelly said, claying windows is actually a good thing to do. Go for it!
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    Re: Can you clay bar windshields?

    absolutely agree, i find its the best way to remove baked-on water spots too.

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    Re: Can you clay bar windshields?

    Whould you use QD or glass cleaner as a lube?

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    Re: Can you clay bar windshields?

    I "clay" my car's windows and I love it. I don't use clay though, I use one of those "clay sponges" that ADS sells as I find them working much better on glass than clay itself.

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    Re: Can you clay bar windshields?

    You want QD as lube, but expect to clean your glass with the cleaner after.
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    Re: Can you clay bar windshields?

    You will be amazed at the differancein your windshield after claying. You thought the glass was clean before. Wait to after you clay it then clean it with glass cleaner.
    quality creates its own demand

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    Re: Can you clay bar windshields?

    Hi Ya'll-
    Clay worked great on windshields! It was amazing.
    Thanks and Go Tar Heels.
    Last edited by billinraleigh; Mar 23rd, 2008 at 04:00 PM. Reason: typo

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